How To Combat Bullying in the Jewish Community

This year I again attended the conference, Shedding Light on the Darkness of Abuse, sponsored by the Tahel Jerusalem Crisis Center for Women and Children. The conference addressed a wide range of issues relating to treatment and prevention of abuse. The conference also addressed abuse by peers, … [Read more...]

How to Deal with Bullying

My friend shared the following story: Her 10-year-old son came home from school with a red slap mark on his face. He'd been hit hard enough that the mark was still visible by the time he got home. The parents called the school and the child was switched to the other class. But that afternoon … [Read more...]

Babies and Bullies

I've been telling everyone I meet about a blog post from the New York Times called Fighting Bullying with Babies. It's about a program, Roots, that brings babies to elementary school classrooms once a month. After Manitoba completed the program into 300¬† schools, violence decreased by 50%. Not only … [Read more...]

Cyber-Bullying, Teens and Facebook

Image via CrunchBase The other night I went to a talk at my daughter's high school by Dr. Meyran Boniel-Nissim. Boniel-Nissim is a Haifa University researcher on teen internet usage¬† and its psycho-social connotations. In the old days, teens had to get out of the house to get into trouble. … [Read more...]